ArtPrize Nine, Sept. 20 - Oct. 8.

ArtPrize Nine Kicks Off in Grand Rapids

ArtPrize Nine begins Wednesday, Sept. 20 at noon and runs for the next 19 days.
Mary Brodbeck. Blanket, 2016. Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock print).

Frederik Meijer Gardens Hosts Annual Art Competition

An annual art competition gives artists a shot at becoming part of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s permanent collection.
Meet "Whitenoise" from Park Ridge, IL. He's looking forward to arena racing!

Drones Race Into Grand Rapids for Championship

A unique event that brings drone operators and spectators together is coming to Grand Rapids next weekend.
Calendar Girls opens at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Sept. 15.

Review: Calendar Girls Celebrates the Most Glorious Phase

Civic Theater's production of Calendar Girls opens tonight and brings "a lot of heart."
Cottage Bar's Four Alarm Chili

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

With the school year back in full swing, don’t forget to have fun this weekend. From food to fashion to comedy, our weekend picks are sure to provide something for everyone. So get out and enjoy the nice September weather before it’s too late.
Marcelo Lehninger

Famed Soloists & a Trip to Carnegie Hall: GR Symphony Kicks Off Big Season

Violinist Sarah Chang made her debut with the New York Philharmonic when she was nine. Since that time, she’s performed and recorded with every major orchestra.

Bob Dylan Making GR Stop

Bob Dylan is coming to Grand Rapids this fall.
Royal Blood performs in Grand Rapids Sunday.

Bring Your Earplugs, Royal Blood Promises ‘Loud’ Performance

Royal Blood is not a quiet band. Opening for Queens of the Stone Age on Sunday night at 20 Monroe Live, Royal Blood plans to start the party.
Sheryl Crow skating around "The American Horse" at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

Local landmark makes surprise appearance in Sheryl Crow Video

A local sculpture makes a surprise appearance in Sheryl Crow's new music video.
Circle Theater, It Shoulda Been You

Review: “It Shoulda Been You”

Circle Theatre’s season finale, “It Shoulda Been You,” is a classic case of “here comes the bride.”
Jim & Virginia Goode posing in front of their "Afghanistan to Morocco" collection.

Worlds Away: Local Couple Exhibits Middle Eastern Art Collection

You won't find trinkets, snow globes or decorative spoons crowding their bookshelves; and there's surely no junk drawer in the kitchen stuffed with key chains or miniature statues of tourist attractions. No, Jim and Virginia Goode aren't your average collectors.

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

You've survived back-to-school week, now get out and celebrate. There is plenty to do in Grand Rapids this weekend.

The Edelweiss Club Plans Family-Friendly Oktoberfest

Parents and children can lift a glass at this year’s Oktoberfest West Michigan celebration planned for the last Friday and Saturday of September.

ArtPrize Artists Join World Renowned Artists for Collectors Show

A West Michigan native hopes to grow the number of personal art collections in the region by bringing together works by over 90 artists as part of the bi-annual Collectors Show.

Downtown Venue Amps Up Security

If you are going to a Grand Rapids Griffins game or attending a concert at Van Andel Arena this fall expect increased security measures.

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Announces 2017-2018 Performances

The Forest Hills Fine Arts Center enters its 14th season in October. The season includes four performances that include world-class dance, fan-favorite music, internationally renowned singers, and a 50th anniversary tour.

GRCC’s Renovated Music Center Benefits Students & Audiences

Audiences will benefit as much as students from Grand Rapids Community College’s renovated Music Center, according to Kevin Dobreff, director of Grand Rapids Community College’s music program.
Judy Collins to perform at Royce Auditorium in February.

Judy Collins Among St. Cecilia Season Lineup

St. Cecilia Music Center announced its Jazz Encore Series and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center series lineups this week and teased its Acoustic Café Series lineup, including a performance by the renowned Judy Collins. 

GR|Mag’s Top Weekend Picks

With the Labor Day holiday on Monday, GR|Mag has added an extra day of fun to our Weekend Picks. From a dance party to a community walk to a chance to make your own artwork, we've got you covered. We've even added a fun activity for those of you spending the weekend on the lakeshore.
UICA's OddBall event is in its seventh year. Attendees are always encouraged to dress according to the event's theme.

UICA Presents OddBall: Cultivate

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art's (UICA) annual OddBall event takes place next weekend. Now in its seventh year, OddBall has developed a reputation for being one of the most unique events of the year, with attendees often dressing in creative outfits in line with each year's "oddball" theme.